The 124th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Ophthalmological Society
The 124th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Ophthalmological Society in 2020 will be organized by the Department of Ophthalmology of the Tokyo Medical University. The theme of the Annual Meeting is “2020: Learn from History, Connect to the Future”. In ophthalmology, twenty-twenty (20-20) is a number or an expression that represents “visual acuity 1.0” or “good vision”. In addition, the year 2020 is a memorable year because the Olympic and Paralympic Games will take place in Tokyo, 56 years after the city first hosted the Olympic Games in 1964. The environment surrounding ophthalmology has changed remarkably during the last half-century, and further developments are expected in the future. To commemorate the special year of 2020, we wish to spotlight on the achievements of our predecessors and to confirm their wisdom once again, in order to connect to future prospects. That is the reason for choosing the theme of this Annual Meeting.